Kumar Vikram

Clouds over aviation sector? Domestic air travel still way below pre-COVID level, says data

Data of airports disclose that the number of domestic passengers in December was 43 per cent less than the corresponding period in 2019.

25 Jan 2021

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar have maximum police posts lying vacant

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal top the list of States having maximum vacancies in police departments.

18 Jan 2021

First COVID-19 vaccine consignment reaches Delhi from Pune

The first consignment of Covishield consisting of 34 boxes and weighing 1088 kg was carried from Pune to Delhi on SpiceJet flight 8937. 

12 Jan 2021

Gross NPAs more than three times up in NDA rule, says RBI data

Another trend noticed during the scrutiny of banking data of last 12 years is that the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) are writing-off massive amount of bad loans in the recent years.

11 Jan 2021

North leads in schools dropouts at primary level, south at secondary 

The dropout rate is the highest at the primary level, followed by the lower secondary and the upper primary levels. 

04 Jan 2021

Farmers’ income rose only by Rs 2,505 between 2012-13 and 2016-17: Data

A marked variation was noted among states with respect to the average monthly household income of agricultural households.

28 Dec 2020

Farmers protests: Parliament panel scrutiny could have averted deadlock, say experts

The Opposition had complained to President Ram Nath Kovind back in September over the government disregarding their view that the farm Bills should be sent to a Parliamentary panel.

21 Dec 2020

Electoral bonds flowed during 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Report

A total of 12,773 electoral bonds worth Rs 64,092.68 crore were purchased between March 2018 and October 2020. 

14 Dec 2020

Assurance on MSP should satisfy farmers: Experts on government’s proposed amendments to agri laws

Agriculture economist Devinder Sharma said it was quite a climbdown.

10 Dec 2020

MSP recorded sharper climb under UPA rule, data contradict Modi government

Between 2006-07 and 2013-14, when the UPA was in power, there was a 90 to 205% rise in the minimum support price (MSP) of major crops, including paddy, wheat, arhar, gram, maize and masoor.

07 Dec 2020

Centre asks states to cut stamp duty to boost real estate sales

As per an estimate, there are over 7.38 lakh housing inventories lying unsold in the country with Mumbai having maximum 2.76 lakh such units.

30 Nov 2020

Only 15.5% rail coaches being used as COVID-19 wards

On an average, Rs 90,000 was spent on converting the coaches into isolation wards.

08 Nov 2020

Delay in govt projects up by 100% in last 6 years: Ministry

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari on Thursday pulled up officers for an ‘inordinate delay’ in finishing projects.  

02 Nov 2020

Only cold storage can 'cool' onion prices amid unseasonal rainfall, lackadaisical central schemes

Government data has revealed that in the last five years, only 34% of the sanctioned cold chain projects were completed while nearly 24% projects were cancelled.

01 Nov 2020

Beyond politics: Bihar scores poorly on various infrastructure parameters ahead of polls

Despite the government's efforts to improve infrastructure, the state lags in power availability, phone connections, industry, roads.

25 Oct 2020